St. Olaf College

Northfield, MN

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St. Olaf College

St. Olaf College

St. Olaf College Student Essentials

St. Olaf College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Ole the Lion
Website: www.stolaf.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $39,560
Out-of-State Tuition: $39,560
Retention Rate: 93%
Enrollment: 3,233
Year Established: 1874

About St. Olaf College

Both traditional and progressive, St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, offers classical academic majors as well as more innovative ones in an intellectually engaging environment.

Majors at St. Olaf include its recognized Music and Math programs as well as majors that span the humanities, performing and fine arts and sciences.

Studies at St. Olaf are more than just academic, and students are often engaged in numerous ways. As a Lutheran college, St. Olaf honors the Lutheran tradition of critical inquiry and thus classes are conducted as small, critical discussions.

Students are also engaged through experiential learning activities like internships and civic service and through unique approaches to disciplines.

Majors also allow students to dive into highly specialized classical and innovative fields of study such as:

  • Africa and the Americas
  • Ancient Studies
  • Classics
  • Medieval Studies

As a forward-thinking school, St. Olaf is also environmentally conscious and integrates this awareness into the curriculum, into service projects, into the design of the campus and even into its research.

The admissions staff at St. Olaf’s takes various aspects of each applicant’s history into account, including grade point average, rigor of courses, extracurricular activities, the quality of the admissions essay and SAT or ACT scores.

St. Olaf offers two types of financial aid. Merit-based aid includes scholarships based on academic performance while need-based aid includes grants and loans. Students who wish to be considered for need-based aid will need to fill out a FAFSA. Their income or that of their parents will determine their need.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave St. Olaf College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

This school is a wonderful close knit community. Its very easy to make friends here, I really havent met a person thats not friendly at all here on Campus at St. Olaf. Even all the food servers make small talk and its an very enjoyable experience. I beliebe one of my most memorable experiences was when I was competing at a Wrestling tournament down in Iowa. I had gotten a pretty bad concussion and everyone from my team was concerned and worried about me. Everyone was doing whatever they could to keep me comfortable and of course awake. This really opened my eyes because I dont know to many schools that can say they are that close. It really is like a second family away from family back at hope. You will not know the experience unless you visit it is unlike anything else.


St. Olaf College Map & Location

St. Olaf College
1520 St Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN 55057


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Getting Around St. Olaf College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Northfield, MN

Winter
Dec
27
10
Jan
23
4
Feb
29
8
Spring
Mar
40
20
Apr
57
33
May
69
45
Summer
Jun
78
56
Jul
82
60
Aug
80
57
Fall
Sep
72
48
Oct
59
35
Nov
42
23

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,233
Freshman Class 851
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,233

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 86%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 3%
African American 2%
Caucasian 86%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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